Computer Science Academic Scholarship

Computer science education is very rewarding, but it can also be rather costly. To help reduce these costs, there are scholarships currently available through Our selection committee names a scholarship recipient on a bi-annual basis. Each winner will receive a $500 scholarship award to put to the cost of computer science related education.

The team of professionals at places great value on computer science education. In an effort to show just how much we believe in computer science education, we now offer bi-annual scholarships to deserving students who are currently enrolled in a computer science degree or certificate program. Our Computer Science Academic Scholarship is based on merit and is open to students who are currently enrolled at a campus. Students who are currently part of an online program are also eligible to receive this scholarship. One condition remains for all applicants: the computer science related program must be deemed a qualified program. The scholarship is also open to computer science students at all different stages of the education process. Other requirements are that students must be currently enrolled and only one application per student will be allowed over the course of a 12-month period.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

Students have up until May 1st to apply for the Fall Computer Science Academic Scholarship. The deadline for the Spring scholarship is November 1st. Students may not apply each season and will only be eligible to submit one application every 12 months.

Official Rules

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled in a computer science related program. Applications must be submitted to Candidates must follow the application instructions, which include the submission of an original essay on the assigned topic. Essays must be a minimum of 800 words in length, but must not exceed 1000 words. Correct formatting is expected on all essays that are submitted.

Applications that contain any type of false information will be disqualified immediately. Plagiarism found in the essay portion will also disqualify an applicant. Each essay is expected to be the original work of the applicant. Applicants will be asked to submit an essay that showcases their ability to fully answer the essay question and provide an ample amount of reasoning and insight.

Selection Criteria has formed a scholarship selection committee that will review and consider each application. Each applicant will be measured by past academic performance, extracurricular activities, history of employment, and the individual essay. Here is a detailed look at the criteria that will be used to select the scholarship winner.

  • Completed Registration – Each part of this process must be followed accordingly
  • Completed Essay – Essays should be formatted and well-written
  • Work History and Activities – These should be legitimate experiences
  • GPA (min 3.2 on a 4.0 scale) – The value of academic performance is emphasized

2020 Essay Question

What, has personally led you to the point of pursuing a degree or position in the computer science field? (Must be 800-1000 words)

Equal Opportunity Consideration does not discriminate in any way based on age, race, sex, religion, disability status or sexual preference. Each individual scholarship applicant will be considered equally. The separating factors among applicants depend on their academic merits, the strength of the essay, the overall application and the collective value of all criteria. The website has complete discretion in the process of selecting each scholarship winner.

Announcing the Winner

Those who are chosen as the winners of the scholarship will be notified of that accomplishment within 30 days of the close of the application deadline. Winners will receive a notification via e-mail. The winning applicant will be asked to provide transcripts from his/her current college or university so that the scholarship committee can verify the GPA. If a winner fails to supply those necessary records, or provides a GPA that differs from what was on the application, then reserves the right to rescind the scholarship and award it to another qualified applicant.

The scholarship award will be paid in one installment. That installment will be a $500.00 payment made by check directly to the qualifying educational program where the winner is enrolled. The award is required to be paid out within 3 months of the day that the winner is notified.


Q: When is the Computer Science Academic scholarship offered?

A: It is offered two times over the course of a year. The application deadlines are May 1st for the Spring scholarship and November 1st for the Fall scholarship.

Q: What do we mean by a “qualified” computer science-related program?

A: Scholarship applicants are required to be presently enrolled in an online or campus accredited program. These accredited programs can be part of a diploma/certificate and 2-year or 4-year colleges and universities.

Q: Can international students apply for the Computer Science Academic Scholarship?

A: Yes. We welcome applications from all international students, as long as they meet the criteria of being currently enrolled in a qualified program.

Q: Is this program available to Military personnel?

A: Yes. We welcome applications from members of all military branches.

Q: Do you need a letter of recommendation for this scholarship?

A: No. To qualify for this scholarship, no letter of recommendation is needed. Any letters of recommendation that are sent to the selection committee will not be read or considered.

Q: Is there a cost involved in submitting an application?

A: No. Applicants are not required to pay for anything. Making an attempt to win this scholarship is entirely free.